Nest 3rd Generation Smart Learning Thermostat: Take control of your home's heating and cooling without lifting a finger with this thermostat, which learns your habits and adjusts to automatically regulate your home's temperature based on your schedule. The Nest Leaf feature alerts you when you choose a temperature that's energy efficient.
Fastens easily to the wall.
Screwdriver and screws are included for quick installation.
Control the temperature from anywhere.
Download the Nest app from iTunes or GooglePlay and adjust your thermostat from your smartphone, tablet or laptop, even when you're miles away.
System Match activates features that work with your specific heating and cooling systems, and connects to most 24-volt forced-air, heat pump with AUX, dual fuel and radiant systems.
Alerts and reminders provide peace of mind.
Monitors your equipment, sends service reminders and tells you if anything is not working correctly. You can also be alerted if your home's temperature gets dangerously hot or cold.
ENERGY STAR® certified thermostat*.
The Nest Learning Thermostat is the first thermostat to get ENERGY STAR Certified by the EPA.
Accommodates your schedule and temperature preferences.
Within a week the Nest thermostat starts programming itself to the temperatures you like. Away mode automatically switches to an energy-efficient temperature when you're not home.
Review your energy history and report.
Track how much energy you've used and follow tips that will help you conserve. Make an energy-saving temperature adjustment and the Nest Leaf will notify you immediately.
Monitors your systems.**
Help catch many heating and cooling system issues early with peace of mind reminders and helpful alerts sent straight to your smartphone.
*ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered trademarks owned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
**Alerts can notify you of a potential issue with eligible HVAC Systems.
They're meant to provide helpful information, not an endorsement, representation, or warranty of any kind about the health of your HVAC system.
Alerts aren’t intended to replace a diagnosis by a qualified HVAC professional.
This is the "apple" of digital thermostats and it's made by google (Nest's parent company).
It looks great on the wall. Has a solid feel to it and comes across as very well crafted. It would've been nice to have been able to compare out old thermostat to this one to see exactly how much we're saving on our oil bill but we're definitely going through less oil than we used to.
Installation was a breeze. I actually opened a chat with one of their reps to ask them a quick question about the unit and they pretty much insisted that they would stay connected with me until I completed the setup and tested everything out.
The configuration is a breeze too - at least it was for our heat-only system.
The major shortcoming is the software. There are some things that are just not intuitive like the eco settings and some things that just leave you scratching your head wondering what they were thinking when they wrote the code, like displaying what the target temp is more prominently than the current temp - there's a feature called farsight that will show you the current temp for a moment but then it goes back to the normal display.
The usage history is capped to ten days. Seriously. Like how much memory would it take to give us a month or even a year, it's just some raw data that shouldn't take up much space at all on the device.
The home/away feature works when it wants to. There have been times I've been like, "why is it freezing in here?" and opened the app to find the nest thinks I'm away from home and times when I've been out for hours and opened the app just for the heck of it to see if the furnace is running and it thinks I'm home and the heat's cranking.
We've had two of these installed for a little over a month and it still hasn't learned our schedule. It might have something to do with not knowing whether we're home or away, lollll, but either of these features should be pretty easy to make work any number of ways and have them work well but they just don't.
The app and web interface are nicely laid out and easy to use for the most part and from my experience with them, they seem to give you access to most of the controls and features that you'd have using the wheel on the thermostat itself, without having to stand there and scroll through everything with the notable exception of the farsight setting.
From what I can tell, you can't link two nests in different zones and get them to act smarter together, for instance to say hey the furnace is running for zone two, why not heat up zone one for a little bit too while you're at it. Maybe I'm missing something and by all means tell me if I am, but that seems like it'd be a nice feature to have.
It just feels really limited with what you can do with it and they've been out now for long enough where you think they'd have this thing feature packed with the ability to customize it a little more than what you get out of the box with this 3rd gen model.
I feel like the ecobee is probably a more robust option but just barely. That being said we did get two of these and I'm pretty happy with them ..... I'm just not satisfied if that makes sense. There's just a lot more I'd like to see these things be able to do that hopefully will be added via firmware or software updates as more people install them and clamor for more features.
I would recommend this to a friend
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Perfect for homes without "C" wire
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
We are very happy with our 3rd generation Nest Learning themostat (model T3018US). I was very skeptical about this product due to the fact that our home is very old and does not have a "C" wire that is required for most smart thermostats. Google Nest has a great website that walks you through their products and asks you questions to see which thermostat will work best for your home. This one popped up so we gave it a try, after putting this off for many years, for fear of having to find an electrician to install (which is difficult to get for a small job like this).
Once we had the product at home, it took us under an hour to install. It was super easy. Google has mastered their step by step instructions online. As you complete each step, you click next and it brings you along with pictures and well written intructions.
We noticed after about a week how efficient this thermostat is. Our home temperature has been more stable and we don't hear the heat going on/off as often as it was. The smartapp is also very easy to use and monitor or modify the temp when you're away.
The one minor thing we noticed is it can be hard to tell what the room temperature is when looking at the thermostat. On the app, you need to click into it and you'll see it (see picture showing 67 in the middle which is the "set" temp; 69 on the top, which is the actual room temp). The actual thermostat on the wall appears black until you walk into the room. Then it shows the set temp with the room temp so small you can't read it unless you're up close (see 2nd pic). You can chose other settings for the display, but you will lose the actual temp when you do that. Lastly, when you click into the thermostat, the display only shows the actual room temp. (3rd pic) A little weird but not an issue.
Im summary, we love this thermostat and are very happy.
So I knew very little about this product when I decided to purchase my 1st one but what I did know was my home as many homes come with these absolutely inefficient thermostats so I bought this nest smart thermostat & absolutely love it
Benefits: affordable & really smart as it learns how hot or cold a person likes their home
Knows when you are coming home as registered by cell phone location unless you tell it not to
Custom daily down to 1/2 hour custom temp daily weekly schedule
Rebate of $75 from srp off your electric bill after 2 months so think about what you paid -$75. How cool is that!
I bought my parents this gold one & installed it at their home. Almost immediately I could tell home cooling way more efficiently
This product is amazing. I would recommend to everyone
this was my first time installing a thermostat at home on my own. i followed the instructions and when I noticed my very old Thermostat has so much more wires than what nest takes I contacted Nest customer support online using my cell phone and they helped my for about an hour untill Nest was installed and working.
They asked me for a picture of the old thermostat wiring and a picture for the wiring that was coming out of my HVAC room, and then sent me a diagram to my email address explaining which wires I should connect where. the whole process was a breeze and customer support person was great, professional, and patient.
the experience of installing this while someone who has the knowledge is with you along the way and holding your hand exceeded all my expectations.
The nest performance is very satisfying and accurate. you have modes for home, and away which can be easily set to save energy.
I couldn't be happier.
So, recently moved into a new to me home, and had a Nest in our previous home- LOVE IT.
Although we didn’t install the first one, we thought that it would be pretty easy.
To be honest, I think it would have been if I knew exactly what we had as far as HVAC system … we have an electric system with a heat pump… haven’t had one of those before buuuuttt the app walks you through everything…
The app told me once that it was unable to determine if we could install the nest and once that it was not compatible. As I was getting ready to return the thermostat (so dismal), I decided to contact google nest support and WOW, they were so awesome. They determined that our system was compatible and sent me an email of how I should wire the thermostat. It would pretty well, no complaints so far! Love it!
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
One heck of a smart devices
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
I purchased the Next gen 3 thermostat on a Sunday morning from Best Buy and it was delivered THE SAME DAY for free! Wow! Installation was super simple. Luckily I had an extra "C" wire not being used so I was able to attach that to the thermostat and on the furnace board to power the unit. Setup was easy and I loved how the screwdriver even had a magnet end to hold the screws a bit. App setup was smooth. No issues connecting to our wireless. Only thing that hung me up for a couple minutes was not knowing how to "select" the options one the screen. Turning the dial was ok, but I learned from a video online that to select you press around the sides of the display. Ah!!! That could have been better communicated maybe with a sticker on the device. System is so smart. It can run the fan a bit after the AC turns off to help push out remaining cool air. Doing the schedules on the app is pretty straightforward. It can give alerts if temp is too high or low and change the temps accordingly. This is going to be awesome.
Bought the Nest Thermostat hoping to save some money on our energy bill. Installation was the easiest thing possible, anyone can figure it out (just make sure you have the proper power switch turned off and check the wires for activity) When we first installed it, I actually thought I installed it incorrectly because the data being collected was telling me my AC unit was running for a good 14-15hrs straight daily!!...called my heating and cooling guy to make sure A) I installed it right and B) that my AC unit was functioning properly. when he checked my AC unit it was low on refrigerant. He topped that off and BAM my data (on Eco mode) shows my unit MAYBE runs 45m to an hour a day and even at times no usage at all for days!!!. I LOVE LOVE having a visual aid to my furnace/AC usage!!! Now we will just have to wait and see what the winter will bring...
This product was pretty pricey and I even considered getting my money back before installing it because of it's cost. BUT, reading reviews and seeing how this thermostat could save me so much more money in the long run I decided to give it a try and I am so glad I did!
I would highly recommend this product!!!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Temperature not accurate.
Everything on the Nest from the install to the scheduling is easy to do and most of the features are pretty nice. There are two issues I have with the Nest. The first is you can't change the frequency in which the fan cycles on. It only gives you the option to come on every hour. You can select run time for 15,30,45 minutes up to 1 hour but that's it. It would be nice to be able to select every 1,2,3, or 4 hours just so the fan isn't coming on all the time. I'm sure this can be fixed with a software update. The second issue and this is a big problem is that the current room temperature is inaccurate. The Nest reads 2-3°F above actual room temp. I am currently on my 3rd Nest (Generation 3) in a 20 day period. The 1st read 75°F for over 24 hours even though there was no way it was 75° so I exchanged it. I installed the 2nd Nest and after having it for a day I noticed that it felt a little chilly in my house. I looked at the screen and it read 71° but it seemed cooler. So I put two of my previous thermostats (a Honeywell VisionPRO 8000, and a Comcast digital) and a digital food thermometer next to the Nest to compare the readings and all 3 read 68°F. (I'm no pro but I think if 3 thermometers read the same then I would say they are accurate) I called Nest and the technician said it can take up to 14 days to "learn" the temp so I waited to see if it would correctly calibrate. It didn't, and I exchanged it for my 3rd Nest hoping the other two were defective. It's been 2 days and no luck. This one is reading 2-3°F high as well. The tech also told me that the Nest's are programmed to have a 2° range. I understand this when heating and cooling so you're furnace or A/C isn't tuning on and off every 5 minutes however there should be no range on the accuracy of the actual room temp. It's either accurate or it's not. I'll give this a few more days and call Nest and see if they have a software update to accurately calibrate it. They say this has 12 sensors. How is it that 12 sensors are less accurate then a cheap $50 thermostat with 1? I don't understand.. I've included some pictures showing the temp differences. My Nest reads "current temp" 71°F and the other 3 thermometers read current room temp as 68°F. That is unacceptable.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Brand response from Nest Support
We're sorry to hear about the issues you've experienced with the ambient reading of the Nest, and we'll be happy to assist. If this has been consistent with multiple Nest displays, then we'd want to look into other possible reasons why the Nest would be reading a few degrees higher, as the Nest was designed to be as accurate as possible.
If you can reach out to us through one of our support channels one more time, we'll be happy to look into this and perform a few other tests to see if we can help come to a proper resolution.
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A:AnswerIf you have one unit controlling both upstairs and down stairs, you will continue to face this challenge. In order to balance both upstairs and down stairs, you will need a unit for the down stairs and a unit for the upstairs, each having their own separate thermostat.
A:AnswerI have a 2 wire heating system and it works for me. When I checked using the compatibility tool it told me to take a picture of my wiring and send to customer support. I did and they verified it's compatible and told me which plugs to use in the nest
A:AnswerThe Nest works independently like your current thermostats in the home, and can only control whatever part of the system it's wired to. So if you currently have two thermostats, then you could choose to just replace one of them with a Nest, and keep the other one as a standard thermostat, or you could replace both each with a Nest. You can check for compatibility here: https://nest.com/support/article/How-to-tell-if-your-heating-and-cooling-system-will-work-with-the-Nest-Thermostat
A:AnswerYes. When the unit is heating your house, the display will be a reddish-orange color. When the unit is cooling your house, the display will be blue. If the system is off, the background will be a dark grey or black color, with white numbers. It will even give you an estimated time until you reach your target temperature. If your house is at 66 degrees and you set the heat to 72, it will say "estimated 52 minutes to target temperature" or something like that, depending on the size of your house (information you can add to the thermostat as well).
A:AnswerYes it will. It can detect what you have once you plug it in. I have heat only and only have two wires coming in ( white and red). I have an oil furnace and baseboard/radiators. It works great!